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Best of Ottawa Guide

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Ottawa
Canada's capital is a compact, clean, cleverly planned center of culture and politics and a destination for every season. Start downtown at the architecturally stunning National Gallery of Canada, and don't miss the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Rideau Canal offers boating in the summer and turns into the world’s largest skating rink when frozen in the winter. Gatineau Park attracts cyclists and walkers, while Byward Market blends old and new Ottawa.

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Canadian War Museum
Canadian War Museum
Owner description: The Canadian War Museum is more than a museum that is internationally renowned for its symbolic architecture; it is synonym for inspiring and touching stories. Canada's rich... more Owner description: The Canadian War Museum is more than a museum that is internationally renowned for its symbolic architecture; it is synonym for inspiring and touching stories. Canada's rich military history is showcased through personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations. Tour the extensive permanent exhibitions and expand your knowledge of the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians and the world, as well as the roll Canadians played in them. less
Attraction type: Military Museums; History Museums
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Parliament Hill and Buildings
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Owner description: Three Gothic Revival-style buildings, located on a 170-foot bluff overlooking the Ottawa River, house the offices of the members of Parliament, the House of Commons and the... more Owner description: Three Gothic Revival-style buildings, located on a 170-foot bluff overlooking the Ottawa River, house the offices of the members of Parliament, the House of Commons and the Senate. Free guided tours delve into Canadian history and explain the workings of the political system. less
Attraction type: Government Buildings; Historic Sites
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Rideau Canal
Rideau Canal
One of the oldest landmarks in Ottawa, this canal is filled with boats in the summer and becomes the "World's Longest Skating Rink" in the winter.
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Parliament Hill
Parliament Hill
Attraction type: Government Buildings
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National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada
Owner description: Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada) holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and... more Owner description: Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada) holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Occo kitchen
Occo kitchen
Ranked #1 of 2,606 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Beaver Tails Pastries
Beaver Tails Pastries
Ranked #2 of 2,606 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price: $3 - $5
Cuisines: Fast Food, Canadian
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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NeXT
NeXT
Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Stittsville
Price: $19 - $43
Cuisines: American, Asian, Canadian, Pacific Rim
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Aroma Meze
Aroma Meze
Ranked #4 of 2,606 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: International, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Gezellig
Gezellig
Ranked #5 of 2,606 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price: $15 - $23
Cuisines: Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Barefoot Hostel
2.0 of 5
Barefoot Hostel
$28 - $218 (CA$36 - CA$282)
Ranked #4 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Ottawa
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L'Auberge du Marche Bed and Breakfast
L'Auberge du Marche Bed and Breakfast
$50 - $73 (CA$65 - CA$95)
Ranked #42 of 61 Ottawa B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Auberge The King Edward Bed and Breakfast
Auberge The King Edward Bed and Breakfast
$97 - $126 (CA$125 - CA$163)
Ranked #1 of 61 Ottawa B&B and Inns
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The Business Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
The Business Inn & Suites
$91 - $115 (CA$118 - CA$149)
Ranked #3 of 69 Hotels in Ottawa
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ByWard Blue Inn
3.0 of 5
ByWard Blue Inn
$92 - $217
Ranked #20 of 69 Hotels in Ottawa
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Westin Ottawa
4.0 of 5
The Westin Ottawa
$174 - $341
Ranked #4 of 69 Hotels in Ottawa
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Ottawa Marriott Hotel
4.0 of 5
Ottawa Marriott Hotel
$146 - $365 (CA$189 - CA$472)
Ranked #10 of 69 Hotels in Ottawa
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ARC The Hotel
4.0 of 5
ARC The Hotel
$147 - $331 (CA$190 - CA$428)
Ranked #13 of 69 Hotels in Ottawa
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